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Title: The Psychologist Who Wouldn't Do Awful Things to Rats Title Record # 44124
Author: James Tiptree, Jr.
Date: 1976-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note: The main character is a psychologist who is trying to study "genetic influences on tolerance of perceptual novelty". This was essentially the work of the author, as Alice Sheldon, for her Ph.D. thesis in Experimental Psychology, as described in her paper Preference for Familiar vs. Novel Stimuli as a Function of the Familiarity of the Environment, J. of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 67(4), April, 1969, pp. 516-521.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1979 Dutch De Psycholoog die Geen Afschuwelijke Dingen met Ratten Wilde Doen
1980Translated by Arturo Casals.
Spanish El psicólogo que no quería maltratar a las ratas
1980Translated by Tomislav Ladan
Croatian
Psiholog koji nije htio činiti strašne stvari štakorima?Psiholog koji nije htio ciniti strasne stvari stakorima
Psiholog koji nije htio chiniti strashne stvari shtakorima
1981Translated by Walter Brumm
German Der Psychologe, der keine Ratten quälen wollte
2013Translated by Samuel N. D. Wohl
German Der Psychologe, der Ratten keine schrecklichen Dinge antun wollte

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
6 1977 Locus Best Novelette

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
New Dimensions Science Fiction Number 6 1976-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Harper & Row 0-06-013864-5 $8.95 247
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Irving Freeman Checkmark
New Dimensions Science Fiction Number 6 1976-08-12 ed. Robert Silverberg Gollancz 0-575-02173-X £3.95 vii+
247
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 1977-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-020716-9 $9.95 viii+
388
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Fred Marcellino Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 1977-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-25758-8 $1.95 xi+
388
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 1977-07-00 ed. Terry Carr Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-25758-8 C$1.95 xi+
388
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Star Songs of an Old Primate 1978-01-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-25417-1 C$1.75 xii+
270
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Darrell K. Sweet Checkmark
Star Songs of an Old Primate 1978-01-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-25417-1 $1.75 xii+
270
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Darrell K. Sweet Checkmark
Wonderen in een Oogwenk 1979-00-00 ed. Terry Carr Het Spectrum (Prisma #1875) 90-274-1005-4   189
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Pieter Jan Grasmayer Checkmark
Star Songs of an Old Primate 1979-02-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-25417-1 C$2.25 xii+
270
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Darrell K. Sweet Checkmark
The Best of New Dimensions 1979-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Pocket Books 0-671-82976-9 $2.50 xiv+
333
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
The Best of New Dimensions 1979-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Pocket Books 0-671-82976-9 C$2.75 xiv+
333
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Cantos estelares de un viejo primate 1980-00-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Edhasa (Nebulae (2ª época) #42) 84-350-0287-X   273
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Odabrane naučno-fantastične priče?Odabrane naucno-fantasticne price
Odabrane nauchno-fantastichne priche
1980-00-00 ed. Terry Carr Stvarnost     385
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Heyne Science Fiction Magazin, #1 1981-11-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3848) 3-453-30777-1 DM 7.80 432+
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pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
mag Karel Thole Checkmark
Sternenlieder eines alten Primaten 1987-12-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #4459) 3-453-00974-6 DM 9.80 383
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Tiziano Cremonini Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-07-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor 0-312-85062-X $35.00 990+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carol Russo Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orbit 1-85723-271-2 £25.00 990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Berkey Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1994-10-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Tor / SFBC 05435 $17.98 990
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Carol Russo Checkmark
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF 1997-09-00 ed. Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell Orb 0-312-85509-5 $27.95 990
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
Fernes Licht 2000-00-00 ed. Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #2100) 3-453-17117-9 DM 15.00 1051
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Thomas Thiemeyer Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2011-10-31 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Corvus 978-0-85789-487-8 £25.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tor 978-0-7653-3360-5 $39.99 xx+
1126
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tor 978-0-7653-3362-9 $29.99 xx+
1126
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer Tor / SFBC 1356431 $22.99 xx+
1126
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Nic Cheetham Checkmark
Houston, Houston! 2013-06-00 James Tiptree, Jr. Septime (James Tiptree, Jr.: Sämtliche Erzählungen #3) 978-3-902711-07-6 €23.90 485
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coll Jürgen Schütz Checkmark
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